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You Can Now Request Angelina Jolie As Your Next Professor

By Tiffany Thomas
Posted On May 24, 2016
You Can Now Request Angelina Jolie As Your Next Professor

Master’s programs would be a lot more interesting if the voice behind the lecture was a top notch celebrity actress.

Well now, that’s actually a possibility. Angelina Jolie is the newest visiting professor at the prestigious London School of Economics (LSE).

No more Mrs. Smith. It’s Professor Jolie to you. Class is in session.

The three-time Golden Globe awardee joined forces with Centre for Women, Peace and Security in order to teach a Master’s course for women in Peace and Security. Jolie will be joined by former British Foreign Secretary William Hague.

While Jolie will only be a guest lecture and come in when her hectic schedule allows, she is still expected to participate in campus activities and university workshops. Angelina shared her excitement for her new position after the news was released on Monday.

“I am very encouraged by the creation of this master’s program. I hope other academic institutions will follow this example, as it is vital that we broaden the discussion on how to advance women’s rights and end impunity for crimes that disproportionately affect women, such as sexual violence in conflict.” I am looking forward to teaching and to learning from the students as well as to sharing my own experiences of working alongside governments and the United Nations.”

Enrollment begins in autumn 2016 for the classes which start in autumn 2017. The course will entail many women rights classes including ‘Gender and Militarization’ and ‘Gender and Human Rights.’”

We applaud Angelina for using her platform to spread positivity for women worldwide. Almost 2 million women are assaulted in the U.S. annually and 15 to 25% of women will report some sort of sexual attack.

While situations may arise that the victim has no control over, there are steps we can take to being more mindful and cautious, especially at nights and when we are alone. In honor of her latest role, we’ve put together three top safety tips that we encourage all women to follow.

  • Be Aware

The more you pay attention, the less anything will be able to surprise you. Always be aware of what is happening around you. Be aware of yourself, your surroundings, and your potential attacker’s strategies. It’s true what they say—better safe than sorry.

  • Change up your routine

Be mindful that you don’t fall into having a set routine on a weekly basis. Whether it’s taking a different route home, or walking along a different trail, switching up your schedule will be a good way to protect yourself against unwanted attention.

  • Monitor your social media use

Don’t be the person who puts everything and anything on social media without thinking twice about it. You should never put any kind of personal information on your social media that could potentially draw someone’s attention in the wrong way. The more someone knows about your daily routine and habits is the more chance they have to harass or attack you.

  • Take a self-defense class

Take the time to learn new and innovative ways on how to defend yourself in the time of need. You never know when your life may be at risk or the life of someone you know. Don’t solely rely on what you think you know, it will always be beneficial to know how to defend yourself the right way.

 

What other tips do you have for keeping safe? We’d love to know!

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